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Old 04-28-2011, 08:28 PM
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I bought myself a new tig

I bought myself a new welder,a tig welder and I do weld some aluminum now which I bought it for including stainless steel.I do have it down,been taught by a good uncle of mine and he was amazed I was a quick learner.I see it and learn it quickly.I did buy a good one and it is a Lincoln.I knew I did not want a piece of junk and I know you get what you pay for.I bought it brand new and very happy with it.I have my shop prepared for it,a dedicated grinder with a sign saying for tig welding only in big letters.

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Old 04-28-2011, 09:21 PM
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Before long at all you will start to wonder how you got along without it for so long!

Congrats on making on a good purchase!
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Way to go!

I'm happy for you. I'm still waiting for a compressor I ordered. It's probably more compressor than I need but it's what I wanted. Way to go
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. It's probably more compressor than I need but it's what I wanted.
Trust me, there is simply no such thing as "more compressor than I need"!
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You bought yourself?

When I saw the thread title - "I bought myself" - my first reaction was to ask:

"From who?"
"How much did you cost?"
"How is it that someone else owned you before you bought yourself?"

Sorry bout that - It is silly season, I guess....
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When I saw the thread title - "I bought myself" - my first reaction was to ask:

"From who?"
"How much did you cost?"
"How is it that someone else owned you before you bought yourself?"

Sorry bout that - It is silly season, I guess....
I did the same thing so I edited the title.
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its nice to have a new tool like that
i got pretty excited when i got my compressor and my mig welder
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I do have plans using it,make a set of valve covers for a built up 350 I plan on building in a couple weeks.I plan on practicing some more.I have a couple aluminum oil pans I have to weld up too.I was using my mig which has a spool gun.I know it will work for me.I did shop around at first,Miller and the Lincoln.I liked the Lincoln right away,parts are easy to get for
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Someone tried to talk me into buying a Hobart,I said no way since the Hobart is very cheap and I do not like any welding equipment that is cheap.
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did you get a high frequency box with it to do aluminum or is it built into the machine?
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Someone tried to talk me into buying a Hobart,I said no way since the Hobart is very cheap and I do not like any welding equipment that is cheap.

Don't knock Hobart they are a really good machine but IMO the Lincoln is also a very good choice, in fact Lincoln is and always has been my first choice. I have owned a bunch of Lincolns from diesel powered truck mounted outfits to 650 AMP 3 phase machines and I even have a little 110 volt MIG that I have used for years. That little MIG is a story all by itself and while I am not going into that again let's just say it was used and (heavily) abused for several years outside in the weather, it has almost all the paint beaten off of it and is dented and banged up but that darn thing is still going strong (well as strong as a little 110 can go I guess ).

Still let's not pick on Hobart as they too are very good machines.
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The high frequency box is built in to do aluminum.Works good,a neighbor of mine brought over a broken aluminum bracket and I welded it back together with it.I have lincoln electronic equipment,my mig including my plasma cutter are both Lincoln Electronic.
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